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October 11, 2017

Are you a Red River College student interested in getting into the driver’s seat of an electric car?

We’re seeking a driver and backup driver to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon, taking place in California, April 19-22, 2018.

The Eco-Marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race in an annual competition that sees student teams from across the globe building and racing their own cars.

Driver Requirements:

  • Maximum height to fit in car: 5’7’’
  • Optimum driver weight: 120lbs (or less) in full race gear
  • Must be a Red River College student to qualify
  • Will be required to occasionally meet with the Red River College team
  • Will be required to travel to the U.S. for the duration of the competition
  • Will have to sign a waiver from the College and Shell Eco-Marathon

About the Competition:

What: The Shell Eco-Marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and race ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.

When: April 19-22, 2018

Where: Sonoma Raceway, California

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. 

Deadline to Apply: Nov. 6, 2017

To express interest or for more info, email Matthew Brett at

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview and road test.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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